Bigger Than Bubbles

Blown Up For and About Child Life

Season 2 Episode 7

Season 2 #7 Work Hard, Play Harder

Tune into this week’s episode where Ciara and Megan discuss and break down week 6 of their internship! The Thought Bubble for the week was all about play: what it looks like, what kinds there are, and what it is we are actually doing. Also, go ahead and Pop a Child Life Challenge into Practice by doing a random act of kindness for someone else! Don’t forget to use your “BTB20” code for the Etsy shop Sugar and Ivy. But most importantly, discover how Ciara and Megan are Bigger Than Bubbles!


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Season 2 Episode 6

Season 2 #6 Big FANS of Rotation Two

Tune into this week’s episode where Ciara and Megan discuss and break down week 5 of their internship! The Thought Bubble for the week was charting, while the Topic of the Week was discussing internship homework and how the days don’t really end after 5 pm. Also, go ahead and Pop a Child Life Challenge into Practice by putting some extra self-care and self-love on your agenda this week! Don’t forget to use your “BTB20” code for the Etsy shop Sugar and Ivy. But most importantly, discover how Ciara and Megan are Bigger Than Bubbles!


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Season 2 Episode 5

Season 2 #5 Ciara, Megan, and Emma Plank's Twin Sister

Tune into this week’s episode where Ciara and Megan discuss and break down week 4 of their internship! The Thought Bubble for the week was discussing accomplished procedural preparations done in rotation one, while the Topic of the Week was discussing a recap of their first rotation. Also, go ahead and Pop a Child Life Challenge into Practice by thinking of some future career goals! Don’t forget to use your “BTB20” code for the Etsy shop Sugar and Ivy. But most importantly, discover how Ciara and Megan are Bigger Than Bubbles!


Go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarandIvy?ref=shop_suggand use code BTB20 for 20% off!

Season 2 Episode 4

Season 2 #4: Boundaries, Bubbles, and BTB20

Tune into this week’s episode where Ciara and Megan discuss and break down week 3 of their internship! But even better news, for the first time ever we have a discount code for 20% off your order on the Etsy shop of Sugar and Ivy, using “BTB20”! The Thought Bubble for the week was discussing family-centered care, while the Topic of the Week was discussion boundaries, saying no, and how it leads to being compassionate. Also, go ahead and Pop a Child Life Challenge into Practice by introducing yourself to someone new in your hospital! But most importantly, discover how Ciara and Megan are Bigger Than Bubbles!


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Season 2 Episode 3

Season 2 #3: Cooking, Cleaning, and Child Lifing

Tune into this week’s episode where Ciara and Megan discuss and break down week 2 of their internship! See just how impactful their very first full week was and hear about their up’s and down’s. Then the Thought Bubble for the week was discussing a master's degree, while the Topic of the Week was breaking down internship misconceptions. Also, go ahead and Pop a Child Life Challenge into Practice by taking an hour or two out of your day to watch your favorite movie or catch up on one you need to see for the children in your life. But most importantly, discover how Ciara and Megan are Bigger Than Bubbles!

Season 2 Episode 2

Season 2 #2: Be a Sparkle Rainbow Fish

Tune into this week’s episode where Ciara and Megan discuss and break down week 1 of their internship! Together they mention some highs and lows of the week, which may involve some yoga. Then the Thought Bubble for the week was breaking down elevator speeches, while the Topic of the Week was discussing interviewing and finding the right fit. Also, go ahead and Pop a Child Life Challenge into Practice by taking a moment to highlight that amazing person in your work world. But most importantly, discover how Ciara and Megan are Bigger Than Bubbles!

Season 2 Premiere Episode!

Season 2 #1: Welcome Back Bubblers

Welcome back for another season Bubblers! This season Ciara brings in a friendly co-host, a great friend from grad school, and her partner-in-crime for her upcoming 600 hour internship: Megan Kunde! Listen to Ciara and Megan as they take on a whole new season that follows their internship experiences at Sutter Medical Center, Children’s Center. Each episode this season will include a recap of their week, a thought bubble segment, topic of the week, a pop-it-into-practice, and goals for the upcoming week! Get a taste for what is to come on this amazing adventure Ciara and Megan are about to take on! 


This season holds the in’s and out’s of some millennials making their way through the child life internship process. So yes, this is the closest child life reality podcast out there, because remember, child life shouldn’t be so serious all the time!

Season 1 Finale Episode!

#10: Bubbler Michelle Minyard-Widmann, MS, CCLS

  

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Michelle Minyard-Widmann! Learn how she found child life, about her experience as a CCLS, and about her passion to educate others. As the Program Director and Associate Chair for the School of Behavioral Health at Loma Linda University, she has a great amount of wisdom and advice to share with you. Also in this episode, Ciara and Michelle break down your questions about getting a master’s degree in child life and some specifics about the graduate degree offered at Loma Linda University. But most importantly, discover how Michelle Minyard-Widmann, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #9

#9: Bubbler Belinda Hammond, MA, MS, CCLS

 

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Belinda Hammond! Learn how she found child life, her many different educational experiences, and the virtual educational opportunities she offers to students. Then discover, if you haven’t already, her Child Life Connection resource. Whether it is her child life consulting or the Facebook student forum, she is constantly trying to offer help and guidance to those within the field. Also in this episode, Ciara and Belinda break down some of your questions about becoming a certified child life specialist. But most importantly, discover how Belinda Hammond, MA, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #8

#8 : Bubbler Carissa Howard, MS, CCLS

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Carissa Howard! Learn how the child life world works in mysterious ways, meaning Ciara and Carissa had crossed paths multiple times and not realized it. Then tune in for the resume of a life time as we go over the many different pathways Carissa chose to take through the use of her CCLS title. Her journey started in an emergency department and currently has brought her to teaching in the classroom while wearing Bubbles + Bandaids, a brand we can certainly get behind! But most importantly, discover how Carissa Howard, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #7

#7 : Counselor Ken Gompert, MAEd, MACP, PPSC

  

Tune in to hear about the counselor Ken Gompert! Learn how he found his role as a counselor, how he decided to teach others who were continuing their education, and the advice he has to share with you.  Also in this episode, Ken and Ciara break down many of the major key points of adolescent development. Although he isn’t a bubbler, the incredible wisdom he shares is information every professional or parent should hear when it comes to the world of adolescence! But most importantly, in this episode discover how Ken Gompert, MAEd, MACP, PPSC is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #6

#6 : Bubbler Jamie Jones, MS, CCLS

  

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Jamie Jones! Learn how she found child life, about her incredible work in medical imaging, and the advice she wants to share with you. Also in this episode, listen to Ciara and Jamie break down all things about the fellowship opportunity she earned and how it certainly was the perfect path for her child life journey. But most importantly, discover how Jamie Jones, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #5

#5 : Bubbler Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, CCLS

  

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Kathryn Hamelin! Learn how she found child life, the many additional education opportunities she has taken, how she has built her program to what it is today, and the wisdom she wants to share with you. Also in this episode, listen to Ciara and Kate break down the steps of becoming a certified child life specialist and some tips for those who may be hoping to pursue this field! But most importantly, discover how Kathryn Hamelin, LMFT, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #4

#4 : Bubbler Erica Magnuson, BA, CCLS

  

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Erica Magnuson! Learn how she found child life, why she decided to continue her education, her thoughts about running a one-person program, and the wisdom she wants to share with you.  Also in this episode, listen to what Ciara has to say about internship offer date, whether you landed a spot or have to give it another try. But most importantly, discover how Erica Magnuson, BA, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #3

#3 : Bubbler Heather Wolf, MS, CCLS

  

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Heather Wolf! Learn how she found child life, her experiences so far on PICU, how she keeps her cup full, and the advice she has for you. Also in this episode, hear some words of encouragement from Ciara for those who are going through the internship interview process. But most importantly, discover how Heather Wolf, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!

Episode #2

#2 : Bubbler Lisa Beltran, MS, CCLS

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Lisa Beltran! Learn how she found child life, her beliefs, her experiences, and the advice she has for you. Also in this episode, learn how and why Ciara came up with the idea to create this podcast and platform for all of you listeners. But most importantly, discover how Lisa Beltran, MS, CCLS is Bigger Than Bubbles!


Episode #1

#1 : Bubbler Michelle Parker, MA, CCLS

Tune in to hear about the bubbler Michelle Parker and how she is Bigger Than Bubbles! Learn how she found child life, her beliefs, her experiences, and the advice she has for you. Also in this episode, learn how Ciara came up with the title for this platform and podcast. 

Teaser Episode

Teaser Episode

Here is a teaser of what is to come for this Bigger Than Bubbles Podcast. Learn a little about your host, Ciara, and where to find more information in the near future!

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